Easter Egg Hunt Competition

March 22nd, 2016 at 5:43 pm

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On Monday 28th March at 9am we are giving one lucky Easter egg hunter the chance to win a pair of tickets for Splendour Festival 2016 to see the incredible Jess Glynne, the legendary Human League and UB40, plus Jamie Lawson, Turin Brakes, The Darkness, The Fratellis, The Rifles, Stiff Little Fingers and many more on Saturday 23rd July at Wollaton Park!

Full competition details can be found on our Facebook Page here, and we’ll be giving out a handy clue as to the whereabouts of our golden egg to customers who are signed up to the Splendour mailing list. Make sure you have joined the mailing list before 3pm on Thursday here to get the scoop before anyone else!

The Human League, UB40, The Darkness and More Complete Splendour 2016 Line-Up!

March 11th, 2016 at 6:48 am

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We are thrilled to reveal an amazing line up of musical talent for this year’s Splendour Festival at Nottingham’s Wollaton Park on Saturday 23 July.

The Human League and UB40 - two legendary bands with an outstanding back catalogue stretching back more than 40 years – join the bill on the main stage headlined by one of the hottest artists of the moment Jess Glynne, the Grammy award winner with an unbelievable 5 UK Number 1 singles from her chart topping debut album.

Another British singer with a debut number 1 album, Jamie Lawson is next on the bill with Turin BrakesJeremy Loops and local Nottingham artist Ady Suleiman also announced for the main stage. Suleiman has been earmarked as one to watch, his timelessly classic yet fresh sound has garnered him a broad range of influential fans from both sides of the Atlantic. The festival will once again be championing local talent by offering the opening slot of the main stage to the winner of the hotly contested Future Sound of Nottingham battle of the bands competition.

Across the park, multi-million selling megaband The Darkness will headline the Confetti stage along with The FratellisThe RiflesStiff Little FingersLouis BerryThese Your Children and Eyre Llew.

Headlining the Acoustic Rooms stage will be British folk singer Will Varley, who has recently sold out The Bodega and supported Frank Turner at Rock City, followed by Brad DearTom McCartneyBru-CEllie KeeganJosh WheatleyRaphael Blake and Lowrie.

Over on the Funhouse Comedy stage, acts will include: John RyanPatrick MonahanIvan BrackenburyEl BaldinihoTom BinnsVince Atta.

George Akins, owner, DHP Family, said: “We’re delighted to bring bands to Splendour that have contributed so much to the musical heritage in this country. Once again, we’re confident that our mix of music legends along with some of the hottest artists of the moment will make it a winning day out for everyone, whatever their age or musical taste.”

Recognised as the city’s biggest summer day out and shortlisted in the final three for Best Festival in the national Live Music Business awards, DHP Family and Nottingham City Council are keen to replicate the success of last year which saw 20,000 festival goers sprawled across Wollaton Park. With lots happening all over the park aside from the three music stages, including comedy in the courtyard, a kids’ area and entertainers out and about in the crowd, the festival is a fantastic day out for all the family.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, said: “We’re pleased to announce a great line-up for Splendour Festival that I think Nottingham people will love. Splendour really is the highlight of the summer and with acts like Jess Glynne, The Human League, UB40 and The Darkness, tickets are sure to sell fast. Splendour truly offers something for all tastes in music, and with the comedy stage and kids’ area it’s a really fun family day out.”

We have also partnered with the multi-award winning radio station Gem. As well as activity on the day of the festival, they’ll cover all the line-up announcements and offer the chance to win tickets over the coming months. Their breakfast presenters Sam & Amy will be at Splendour soaking up the sunshine (fingers crossed), and are both looking forward to it after last year!

Gem’s Sam said: “Splendour is the highlight of the year for Nottingham; relaxing in the sun, listening to music, you can’t beat it. Amy and I can’t wait to be there again this year, we’re very excited Gem is involved again.”

Tickets can be purchased from all the main ticketing sites or in person from locations around the city such as Nottingham Tourism Centre; Royal Concert Hall and Nottingham City Council leisure centres.

To stay in touch with festival news and line up announcements, follow us on twitter @SplendourFest; like the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/splendourfestivalUK/ and be the first to hear about Splendour 2016 updates by registering here: www.splendourfestival.com/mailing-list

Jess Glynne To Headline Splendour Festival 2016!

January 29th, 2016 at 7:00 am

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Hot on the heels of her sold out UK headline tour promoting her sensational number one double platinum album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’, Grammy award-winning pop sensation and 2016 Brit Award nominee Jess Glynne has announced that she will be headlining Nottingham’s biggest party of the summer, Splendour Festival at Wollaton Park on Saturday 23rd July 2016!

Fans who attended Splendour last year were sad to hear that the flame-haired British singer-songwriter had to cancel her appearance at the event in order to undergo vocal cord surgery, which is why we are so thrilled to have Jess return this year to dazzle Nottingham crowds like never before.

The singer, at just 26, has already equalled the record for the most number one singles by a British female solo artist — five —  and has now announced a brand new single from the album, ‘Ain’t Got Far To Go’, due for release on 26th February via Atlantic. With previous number one singles ‘Hold My Hand’ and its equally successful follow up ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’, along with the recent single ‘Take Me Home’ set to whip Wollaton Park into a frenzy, you can guarantee Jess Glynne will make Splendour Festival 2016 a truly unforgettable day.

There’s still a further incredible line-up of live music and laugh-out-loud comedy yet to be announced to join Jess Glynne, plus a whole host of brilliant bars, fantastic food stalls and a fun-filled kids entertainment area, so we think it’s safe to say that Splendour 2016 is certainly going to be the best yet!

Recognised as Nottingham’s biggest summer day out and shortlisted in the final three for Best Festival in the national Live Music Business awards, Nottingham City Council and Splendour are keen to replicate the success of last year which saw 20,000 turning out to see storming sets from headliners The Specials, James, Bananarama and Lawson. With lots happening all over the park aside from the three music stages, including comedy in the courtyard, a kids’ area and entertainers out and about in the crowd, the festival is a fantastic day out for all the family.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Sport and Leisure at Nottingham City Council, said: “We at Nottingham City Council are proud to work in partnership with DHP to bring this great family festival to the city. A day out at Splendour Festival is good value for money, especially for those living in the city, and gives them a chance to see a diverse range of popular acts. I would like to thank Nottingham City Council’s events team who so work hard to provide the festival infrastructure and manage the event safely.”

You can book your tickets and discounted City Card tickets by clicking here.

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Splendour 2016 Tickets on Sale Now

December 8th, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Nottingham’s favourite family festival returns to the beautiful setting of Wollaton Park on Saturday 23rd July 2016, and tickets are on sale now.

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2016 is set to be a remarkable year for Splendour, and while we can’t reveal artist or attraction news just yet, with our previous line-ups featuring incredible acts such as The Specials, James, Happy Mondays, Bananarama, Lawson, Jake Bugg, Madness, Pet Shop Boys, Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, Paolo Nutini and more, we can promise you’ll be in for another star-studded summer’s day at Wollaton Hall on the 23rd of July.

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Recognised as the city’s biggest summer day out, Splendour is always in high demand, with 2015′s event selling out yet again. So what are you waiting for? Bag yourself  a ticket to sun, Splendour and the sounds of sensational superstars!

Book your tickets for Splendour 2016 here: www.splendourfestival.com/tickets

Be the first to hear about Splendour 2016 artist announcements by registering here: www.splendourfestival.com/mailing-list

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Register for Splendour 2016

October 6th, 2015 at 11:04 am

Summer may be starting to feel like a distant memory for some, but for us at Splendour HQ we’re already making big plans for Splendour Festival 2016 at Wollaton Park!

Acts and attractions for next year are well and truly under wraps right now, but you can be the first to hear about Splendour 2016 tickets and artist announcements by registering here: www.splendourfestival.com/mailing-list

2016 is set to be a remarkable year for Splendour, and with previous years featuring incredible acts such as The Specials, James, Happy Mondays, Bananarama, Lawson,  Jake Bugg, Madness, Pet Shop Boys, Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, Pogues, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Paolo Nutini, Roots Manuva, Tom Odell, Scouting For Girls, Saint Raymond, The Boomtown Rats, Reverend & The Makers, The Rifles, Squeeze, KT Tunstall, Maximo Park, Peter Hook & The Light, , Katy B, Levellers, Scissor Sisters, Blondie, Feeder and many more, you won’t want to miss any of our 2016 updates.

Register for Splendour 2016.

Set Times for Splendour 2015

July 10th, 2015 at 1:29 pm

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Download Set Times: http://tinyurl.com/splendoursettimes

MAIN STAGE

21:00 – 22:30      THE SPECIALS

19:15 – 20:15      JAMES

17:45 – 18:45      LAWSON

16:30 – 17:15      INDIANA

15:30 – 16:00      ROOTS MANUVA

14:30 – 15:00      AMBER RUN

13:30 – 14:00      TO KILL A KING

12:30 – 13:00      SUSPECT ALIBI

 

CONFETTI STAGE

19:45 – 21:00      BANANARAMA

18:15 – 19:15      THE TWANG

17:15 – 17:45      FEROCIOUS DOG

16:00 – 16:30      IRIS GOLD

15:00 – 15:30      KETO

14:00 – 14:30      THE SWIINES

13:00 – 13:30      GEORGIE

 

ACOUSTIC ROOMS STAGE

20:30 – 21:00      HHYMN

19:30 – 20:00      JOY MUMFORD

18:30 – 19:00      EYRE LLEW

17:30 – 18:00      PIERCE BROTHERS

16:30 – 17:00      JAMIE LAWSON

15:30 – 16:00      MARTIN LUKE BROWN

14:30 – 15:00      DAUDI MATSIKO

13:30 – 14:00      MOLLY AND JACK

12:45 – 13:15      RJMARKS

12:00 – 12:30      CEDRIC PETERS

 

COMEDY STAGE

18:00 – 18:30      JOLLYBOAT

17:00 – 17:30      JOHN ROBERTSON

16:00 – 16:30      ELLIE TAYLOR

15:00 – 15:30      CHRISTIAN REILLY

14:00 – 14:30      IAN D. MONTFORT

 

FRINGE STAGE

17:15 – 17:45      DANIEL DORE… MAGICIAN

16:00 – 16:30      DIY POETS PRESENT… SPLENDID POETRY

15:00 – 15:30      SWING NOUVEAU

14:00 – 14:30      DH LAWRENCE & THE VAUDEVILLE SKIFFLE SHOW

13:00 – 13:30      SWING NOUVEAU

12:00 – 12:30      NOTTINGHAM SCHOOL OF SAMBA

 

Running times are subject to change.

 

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Indiana Joins the Bill at Splendour

July 8th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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Splendour Festival is less than 2 weeks away and we have some news to share with you all. Sadly Jess Glynne has confirmed that due to throat surgery she will be unable to perform at the 2015 Splendour Festival. We wish her all the best for a speedy recovery and she will be much missed at Splendour, however we are delighted to announce that Nottingham’s very own star Indiana will be stepping into the breach to entertain what is certain to be a huge crowd.

Already booked to play several major festivals this summer and on the back of her recent Glastonbury set, Indiana is sure to be warmly received by her hometown crowd at Splendour.

The 20,000 strong audience can expect to hear hits such as Solo Dancing, one of the singles from her top 20 critically acclaimed album, No Romeo. It’s full circle for the Long Eaton singer who first came to the public’s attention after she took part in Splendour’s Future Sound of Nottingham in 2012.

Splendour Festival organisers said: “Sadly Jess Glynne has confirmed that due to throat surgery she will be unable to perform at the 2015 Splendour Festival. We wish her all the best for a speedy recovery and she will be much missed at Splendour, however we are delighted to announce that Nottingham’s very own star Indiana will be stepping into the breach to entertain what is certain to be a huge crowd. We can’t wait to see her on the main stage where she truly belongs.”

Indiana is a fitting addition to this year’s Splendour line up – which has a notable history for showcasing the hottest local talent – following her major steps forward to national prominence with a huge show at Rock City earlier this year.
Full set times will be released next week with Indiana taking to the main stage before pop band Lawson, indie rockers James and two-tone legends The Specials who will bring the Festival to a close, while over on the Confetti Stage queens of pop Bananarama will be headlining.

Indiana said: “I played the Splendour main stage two years ago whilst I was 8 months pregnant with my daughter as my son watched from the crowd. My live shows have become bigger and better since then and I’m so excited to share that with Nottingham again on its biggest stage possible! Nothing better than a hometown crowd…and both of my children can watch this time!”

MAIN STAGE
The Specials
James
Lawson
Indiana
Roots Manuva
Amber Run
To Kill A King
Suspect Alibi

CONFETTI STAGE
Bananarama
The Twang
Ferocious Dog
Iris Gold
Keto
The Swiines
Georgie

COMEDY STAGE
Andy Robinson (Compere)
Ian D. Montfort
Christian Reilly
Ellie Taylor
John Robertson
Jollyboat

ACOUSTIC ROOMS STAGE
Joy Mumford
Eyre Llew
Hhymn
Jamie Lawson
Molly and Jack
RJMARKS
Daudi Matsiko
Cedric Peters
Pierce Brothers
Martin Luke Brown

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Splendour Festival 2015 Fringe Entertainment & Kid’s Zone

July 3rd, 2015 at 4:15 pm

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Along with sensational performances from The Specials, James, Bananarama, Lawson, The Twang, Roots Manvua and many more, this year’s Splendour Festival is set to feature an incredible area of fringe entertainment as well as a fantastic kid’s zone for our young festival goers!

Nottingham School of Samba

Samba school drumming performances, Brazillian songs on percussion instruments in the styles of Afro-Brasil, samba reggae and Rio samba.

DH Lawrence & The Vaudeville Skiffle Show’s Kazoo Orchestra

Kazoo orchestra and Vaudeville Skiffle Show.  Washboards, plant pot bass and kazoos!  Family friendly fun music.

Swing Nouveau

Modern songs performed in a retro style.  Swing dancers encouraging audience participation.  Female singer and double bass player dressed in vintage colourful clothing.

DIY Poets

A series of poetry by various members of the DIY Poets collective performed for the family audience.

Daniel Dore

A close up and strolling magician, since starting as a magician Daniel has picked up many honors both local and regional, such  as becoming the first winner of the Graham Harper innovation award and the youngest winner of Edinburgh magic festivals showmanship award.

Inspector Hemslo

The detective of magic.  Join Inspector Graham Hemslo the worlds leading… and well only consulting detective.  Over years of training Hemslo has conditioned himself to be able to find out your most intimate secrets simply by looking you. Watch as one of Nottingham’s leading parlour acts influences, suggested and surprises you in countless ways.

Nott Circus

Nott Circus will be bringing an impressive 8 metre rig to Splendour, and performing three dazzling mini-cabaret performances, each comprising of 2 aerial acts.  Marvel at the acrobatics, and enjoy free-play activities including diabolo, stilt walking, juggling and more between shows.

Walkabout Entertainment – Nonsuch Theatre – The Fun Police!

Walkabout theatre – The Fun Police – 4 roaming performers in full PPE roam the fields of Splendour making sure that attendees are enjoying themselves responsibly.  With megaphones, tape, banners and cordons, the performers interact with attendes throughout the day – creating silly scenarios of ‘safety’ and generally being a delightful nuisance.  Attendees are rewarded for safe practice whilst others take part in games to make themselves safer.  Brief seminars will be held on how to have fun properly and ensure that people’s fun is cleverly organised.  The irony being, The Fun Police are anything but safe themselves!

Big Top Mania

Look out for the mini big top hosted by Big Top Mania, featuring circus skills workshops including low tightrope wire, hula-hooping, diablos, juggling & unicycles.  They’ll be bringing giant bubbles and crazy inflatables along too, as well as closing proceedings in the Children’s Area with Big Bear’s Big Balloon Disco.

Area Inbetween

Area Inbetween inspire young people through the arts.  They provide a range of vibrant and exciting workshops for young people to get involved in at festivals.  Alongside LP painting on Dizzy The Bike, Face Painting, and Recycled Materials workshops there is a games and chill-out space for socialising and hanging out, including Giant Jenga, Ten Pin Bowling and Twister.  All activities are free except for a spin on Dizzy charged at 50p per vinyl.

Giant Games and Make & Take Workshops

Join in with some old fashioned board games with a giant twist!  Including Chess, Draughts and Connect 4.  Make your own festival badges and windmills too!

Big Tops and Tall Tales’ Wonderland Party

Step through the looking glass and join us for a heady mix of delicious cocktails, sweet treats, walkabout entertainment, big games & silliness galore. Chill out and sup your cocktail at the DRINK ME BAR, or gorge on cake at the BITE ME CAFÉ where “it’s always tea time”.  Play croquet with the Queen of Hearts or dine with the Mad Hatter, if you dare!  If you’re feeling feisty, you can suit up, step into the sumo ring and wrestle a friend in the Tweedle-Dee & Tweedle-Dum Arena! Just remember…“If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there”

Calling all performers!

May 1st, 2015 at 4:01 pm

044 Calling all fringe artists and performance lovers!  Splendour in Nottingham Festival is putting the call out for theatre companies, interactive performers, solo artists, duos, community groups, circus performers, spoken word artists, stand-up comics and more to be a part of our fringe programme!  The more interactive, colourful, family friendly (and fun!) the better.

To apply, download the form here.

Splendour Supports Local Music in Future Sound of Nottingham Competition

April 13th, 2015 at 4:13 pm

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We are giving you the chance to play live in front of a 20,000 strong crowd on the Splendour Festival main stage this July!

Organised by community project NUSICThe Future Sound of Nottingham (FSN) will give one lucky act the opportunity to perform the opening slot on the main stage at Splendour Festival on Saturday 18th July. Open to entrants now, the first round of the contest invites local bands and artists to send in tracks for judging by an expert panel, and you can enter today by clicking here.

Last year’s Splendour proudly boasted an impressive line-up of home-grown talent including Bramcote born artist Saint Raymond aka Callum Burrows. With a sell-out UK tour already under his belt, he was joined by 2014’s FSN winner, Joy Mumford, who has since been writing with respected artists such as Scorzayzee and indie pop band D.I.D, who we have had the pleasure of managing for several years now. We are delighted to reveal that Joy will also be making her second Splendour appearance on the Acoustic Rooms Stage this year for what will be the first time a FSN artist has been asked to return.

Mark Del, of NUSIC, says: “It’s a great buzz giving Nottingham musicians the chance to play the main stage at SplendourFuture Sound of Nottingham is all about giving local artists the opportunity to play big stages to huge audiences and showcasing their music to industry professionals – last year’s finalists Field Studies were signed to Denizen Management after Denizen boss, Spencer Wells, saw them play.”

Entries for the first round will close on Monday 20th April and finalists will be expected to battle it out on the main stage at DHP Family’s Rock City venue on Sunday 14th June where the public and an independent panel of judges will decide the winner.

DHP Family Chairman George Akins added: “Splendour is a great showcase for local artists so it’s a real opportunity for a new star to emerge from this year’s Future Sound of NottinghamJake Buggoriginally played Splendour’s small courtyard stage but went on to be the main stage headliner a couple of years later, touring the world and selling albums by the million. Amber Run and Joy Mumford are playing this year while IndianaSaint Raymond and D.I.D (Dog is Dead) have all played Splendour in recent years and gone on to greater success.”

Splendour 2015 will be headlined by two-tone legends The Specials who will be joined on the bill by James, Jess Glynne, Lawson, Roots Manuva, Amber Run, To Kill A King and the day will be opened by the winner of the Future Sound of Nottingham. Meanwhile, over on theConfetti Stage there will be performances by Bananarama, The Twang, Ferocious Dog, Iris Gold, Keto, The Swiines and Georgie while Joy Mumford, Eyre Llew, Hhymn, Jamie Lawson, Molly and Jack, RJMARKS, Daudi Matsiko and Cedric Peters make up the offer for theAcoustic Rooms Stage.

Cheeky-chappie Brummie Andy Robinson will be hosting some great acts throughout the day on the Funhouse Comedy Stage while there is plenty of entertainment for children including fairground rides, and a free kids area hosted by Big Top Mania, featuring circus skills workshops and shows, crazy inflatable’s, giant bubbles and Big Bear’s Big Balloon Disco.

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